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Justice Department Aggressively Pursuing Discrimination Complaint Against Harvard

posted by Randall

HarvardHarvard University has agreed to turn over documents requested by the Justice Department in its investigation of alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants, reports the New York Times.

The confidential documents contain both applicant and student records. The university agreed to turn them over if the DOJ reviewed them only at the offices of … Read more

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Department of Justice Ups Pressure on Harvard in Discrimination Investigation

posted by Randall

Harvard LibrraryThe Department of Justice is upping its pressure on Harvard in its investigation of discrimination against Asian Americans at the elite university.
 
A letter from the DOJ to the school obtained by the Wall Street Journal stated Harvard is being investigated under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination … Read more

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Jun 24, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Finds No Evidence of Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Supreme Court Finds No Evidence of Discrimination Against Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan

Supreme CourtBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A closer look at the majority opinion in Fisher v University of Texas reveals the four justices found no discrimination against Asian Americans in holistic admissions.

By a four to three vote, the justices ruled the University of Texas did not discriminate against Abigail Fisher, a White student who … Read more

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Jun 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans React to Pro-Affirmative Action Ruling in U.S. Supreme Court

Asian Americans React to Pro-Affirmative Action Ruling in U.S. Supreme Court

posted by Louis Chan
US Supreme Court

Photo by Josh Berglund

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

By a 4-3 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas as constitutional.

The case was filed by Abigail Fisher, a White student, who alleged the University passed her over for admissions in favor of … Read more

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Oct 13, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Yoga Studio Cancels Class Set Aside for People of Color

Yoga Studio Cancels Class Set Aside for People of Color

posted by Randall

Laura Humpf

Laura Humpf
Owner of Rainier Beach Yoga

A yoga studio near Seattle has cancelled its monthly class offered specifically for people of color and the LGBT communities.
 
Laura Humpf, owner of Rainier Beach Yoga, issued a statement on the studio’s website saying “she never intended to exclude anyone.”

 

“My intention in offering my

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RT: Whites Asked Not to Attend Yoga Class for People of Color

posted by Randall

Yoga

Do minorities who attend yoga sessions need a space where they can feel more comfortable?

That’s the intent of a yoga class for people of color offered by Rainier Beach Yoga near Seattle. In an email, the studio states “white friends, allies and partners are respectfully asked not to attend,” reports RT.

The class was … Read more

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Sep 30, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Harvard Crimson: Princeton no discrimination ruling doesn’t clear Harvard

Harvard Crimson: Princeton no discrimination ruling doesn’t clear Harvard

posted by Randall

HarvardA recent civil rights ruling  in favor of Princeton  does not clear Harvard from similar charges that it discriminates against Asian Americans in admissions, according to legal experts the Harvard Crimson interviewed.

Harvard was sued by the anti-affirmative action group Project on Fair Representation last November. The lawsuit accused the university of holding Asian Americans … Read more

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Sep 23, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Feds Rule Princeton Doesn’t Discriminate Against Asian Americans

Feds Rule Princeton Doesn’t Discriminate Against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

PrincetonFederal investigators have concluded Princeton does not discriminate against Asian Americans.

The Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Education launched a review following complaints from Asian applicants in both 2006 and 2011.

In its letter to Princeton, OCR concluded there was insufficient evidence that the university discriminated against Asian applicants on the basis … Read more

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Jul 7, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Bloomberg: Complaint by 60 Asian American Groups against Harvard over Admissions Dismissed

Bloomberg: Complaint by 60 Asian American Groups against Harvard over Admissions Dismissed

posted by Len Patel

Harvard

The Department of Education has rejected a claim by 60 Asian American groups that the admissions policy at Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans, reports Bloomberg.
 
The Office of Civil Rights confirms the complaint was dismissed because a similar complaint is already being heard in federal court.
 
Students for Fair Admissions filed a … Read more

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Nov 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on IHE: Harvard Sued for Discrimination Against Asian Americans

IHE: Harvard Sued for Discrimination Against Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Harvard UniversityA lawsuit filed against Harvard accuses the Ivy League school of holding Asian Americans to a higher academic standard than other racial groups, reports Inside Higher Education

The suit was one of two filed Monday by the anti-affirmative action group Student for Fair Admissions. The group also sued the University of North Carolina, accusing it … Read more

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